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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Douglas Ross

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2021 - present day

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - 2017

About Douglas Ross

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @douglas4moray

Facebook: Douglas's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6161
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

10 Drummond Street
Inverness
IV1 1QD

Phone: 01463 230777
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Douglas is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Douglas is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Douglas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Douglas has 1 party role

Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Douglas has had 2 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

08 June 2016 - 11 June 2017

Justice Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 11 June 2017

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Douglas's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Douglas Ross has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I begin by paying tribute to the incredible life and legacy of Doddie Weir, who sadly passed away on Saturday…

Chamber meeting date: 24 November 2022

NHS Leaders (Meeting)

Douglas Ross: "I ask the First Minister, on this important issue, whether she is denying that those conversations took place. Is she denying that NHS chiefs discussed a two-tier system in Scotland’s NHS, or is she saying that the minutes of the meeting are wrong?"

Chamber meeting date: 24 November 2022

Independence Referendum (Supreme Court Decision)

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "He was quoting your own words."

Chamber meeting date: 23 November 2022

Independence Referendum (Supreme Court Ruling)

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I had hoped that this question might be answered by the First Minister, but she is absent from the chamber. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the UK Supreme Court’s ruling on the legality of an independence referendum bill."

Chamber meeting date: 17 November 2022

Shipbuilding (United Kingdom Government Contract)

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Earlier this week Rishi Sunak announced a £4.2 billion contract to build five type 26 frigates on the Clyde. It is a decision that will protect and strengthen our Scottish shipbuilding industry…

Votes

How Douglas Ross has voted in Parliament

Find out how Douglas Ross has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07093.1

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 56 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093.2

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 31 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Màiri McAllan, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Richard Lochhead, Michael Matheson, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 92 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07002.1

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07002.2

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pam Gosal, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Douglas Ross has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6F-01603

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 December 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6F-01578

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 November 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 December 2022

Question ref. S6F-01551

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 November 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6F-01518

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 November 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 November 2022

Question ref. S6F-01490

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 November 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 November 2022

Question ref. S6F-01463

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31 October 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 3 November 2022

Question ref. S6F-01434

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 October 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

Question ref. S6F-01409

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 October 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 October 2022

Question ref. S6F-01376

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 September 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 29 September 2022

Question ref. S6F-01348

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 September 2022

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